Belfire Press was born of many conversations, much like the beginning of The New Bedlam Project. We bounced the ideas and plans off a couple of authors we’d worked with in the past and present. The answers to ‘Can we do it? Should we do it?’ were a resounding Yes.
On October 31st 2009, we announced the formation of Belfire Press, a micro-press owned and operated by a crazy Canadian, backed by a handful of other crazy Canadians. Our first title released April 1st, 2010, followed by our grand opening and launch novel on May 1st.
Since then, we’ve gone on to establish a poetry imprint and move the webzine into a yearly anthology.
Belfire seeks to publish novels, works of non-fiction and the occasional anthology or collection in both print and e-book. For our print titles, we use print on demand; for e-books, we distribute through Smashwords, and separately through Kindle.
Our titles are available through CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other outlets as we add them to the distribution list. Links for purchase are included on each title page.
Authors with accepted titles can expect two rounds of edits – a thorough, cooperative substantive edit followed by a copyedit and author proof. Our editors will work with the author to make the editing process a relatively pleasant experience. An exclusive cover will be designed by either a member of our staff, or we will sub-contract to a noted cover artist with whom we’ve worked before.
We now provide review copies in electronic formats only, to those who request them (and provide a reference to past reviews).
Belfire Press has specific genres we seek to publish, and are certainly interested in those referred to as ‘cross-genre.’ For novels of other genres not listed in our guidelines, we’ve listed a handful of other small press companies that do look for them.
(Updated January 20 2012)
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